10-17-2016 10:26 PM
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  1. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Especially with several new panels just having been put out, I am just curious how everyone uses their Edge Panel - which panels do you use and all? Here's my setup:

    Apps Edge - apps I want quick access to from whatever I am doing on my phone; apps like Contacts, Clock (for alarms), SplashID, Dictionary dot com app, etc.

    My Places - apps I want quick access to when I am at certain places and out and about; home has bookmarks and timer; out and about has nearby places, my location, Google Maps, and Beep'nGo; the mall includes the Auntie Anne's Pretzels rewards card app; Dunkin' Donuts locations I frequent have the DD rewards card app; etc. (I also have the Beep'nGo app set to remind me to use my rewards cards stored in it when I am at those stores, but that has nothing to do with the Edge Panel besides that I also added the app to said places in My Places.)

    Multi-Window - apps that open small over whatever you're doing (after they open, you can also choose to further minimize them to a floating icon like Facebook Messenger pops up as or to maximize them), so I have handy apps like Calcu (calculator app), Fraction (calculator that works with fractions), Phone, Messages, etc.

    Color Note - memos

    Wunderlist - I already used Wunderlist as my to-do app, so it was nice seeing a panel for the Wunderlist widget

    Chrome Bookmarks - I normally use the Samsung Browser on my S7 Edge, but on my iPad use Chrome and have a lot of bookmarks on there, so quick access to them on my phone is handy

    Widget Edge - got this more for amusement than necessity, so have the photo slideshow widget, wake-up alarm widget, voicemail icon, Google Maps Driving icon, and Beep'nGo widget on it

    People Edge - five close family members. I thought my brother could join OnCircle because his S6 Edge has People Edge, but it doesn't have that option, which makes OnCircle pointless because nob else has an Edge - three iPhone users and one older Note user

    Edge RSS - for Android Central's RSS feed.
    teristark and ilhe1s like this.
    05-16-2016 03:30 AM
  2. pjwk81's Avatar
    I've never found much use for it yet. Places and the compass would be too much of a battery hog, and everything else I need is on my home screen.
    05-16-2016 03:46 AM
  3. stevealb's Avatar
    To save space on my home screen, I put all of my Direct Dial shortcuts on the edge panel.
    UtahRoadie and tribbleorlfl like this.
    05-16-2016 05:12 AM
  4. stevealb's Avatar
    To save space on my home screen, I put all of my Direct Dial shortcuts on the edge panel.
    05-16-2016 05:13 AM
  5. 103Softail's Avatar
    I use app edge for weather, memo, calculator, maps & screen off button and the people edge I use but wish that I could add more than only 5 contacts (large family!)
    05-16-2016 06:07 AM
  6. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I don't use it.
    05-16-2016 06:45 AM
  7. naturalguy's Avatar
    I find the people edge very useful so I have that and just one other panel with apps that I use frequently but don't want on my homescreen like calculator and such. Once you get used to using it can be very functional.
    05-16-2016 06:46 AM
  8. RichBrown68's Avatar
    As a person who uses the TouchWiz Launcher, I'm limited to only the five spaces on the dock. The apps edge gives me the ability to add a bunch more apps for easy access , as many as I would have with three or four docks on Nova Launcher.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-16-2016 07:44 AM
  9. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I don't ever use the Edge panel.
    05-16-2016 08:28 AM
  10. oks10's Avatar
    I occasionally use the contacts edge panel and the shortcuts panel for pulling up the calculator or alarms. Other than that I haven't really used it.
    05-16-2016 09:06 AM
  11. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    All my contacts, news, weather and social media live on my Edge panel.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-16-2016 09:14 AM
  12. clownin72's Avatar
    Barely use it so far. Still use to just having everything on the home screen and swiping to different pages
    05-16-2016 09:19 AM
  13. ajb1965's Avatar
    I put my most frequently used apps on there. I like a clean home screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-16-2016 10:39 AM
  14. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I have it disabled .
    Jeffk23 likes this.
    05-16-2016 11:32 AM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    I use the people's one and also the shortcuts. This way I can get to hotspot pretty quick... Since T-Mobile decided to remove it form the quick toggles at the top :/
    05-16-2016 11:43 AM
  16. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I have the Edge but never use it.
    05-16-2016 11:57 AM
  17. Wizzy's Avatar
    I turned it off as I didn't find it that useful and it seemed to have an impact on battery life. I do use the edge night clock, though.

    Posted via the Android Central App from my S7 edge
    05-16-2016 12:09 PM
  18. MartinMPL's Avatar
    Everything disabled. It's a gimmick to me with not enough pixels around the edge to be truly useful.

    Looks cool though and I'm happy with that.
    05-16-2016 02:54 PM
  19. bsteppuhn's Avatar
    I use it all the time. I do appreciate edge people weather calendar. If they would support ncaa with would work awesome!! I rarely use my app drawer

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-16-2016 03:50 PM
  20. the game 161's Avatar
    Use main daily for my contacts and my favourite apps.
    05-16-2016 04:37 PM
  21. teristark's Avatar
    This is my first edge phone so I am hoping to see more ideas from users on uses for the edge feature. I set it up when I got it and completely forgot it was there...until I accidentally hit with my hand. LOL I really should give it a good workout before I decide it isn't something I will use.
    05-17-2016 08:28 AM
  22. LdotAdot13's Avatar
    Multi-Window - apps that open small over whatever you're doing (after they open, you can also choose to further minimize them to a floating icon like Facebook Messenger pops up as or to maximize them), so I have handy apps like Calcu (calculator app), Fraction (calculator that works with fractions),

    How is multi window part of edge panel? I can't seem to find that.

    Sent from Sir Cletus Sexy IV.
    (S7 Edge Titanium)
    05-17-2016 09:17 AM
  23. rong21's Avatar
    I use it for my fave contacts and my most used apps. That way I keep a clean home screen
    05-17-2016 02:05 PM
  24. SurfnSun's Avatar
    bottom right button is voice control...use it ALL the time. I don't like saying "Ok google."
    05-17-2016 02:17 PM
  25. tsells's Avatar
    bottom right button is voice control...use it ALL the time. I don't like saying "Ok google."
    The bottom right circle is "OnCircle". Doesn't this only work if the recipient also has OnCircle?
    05-17-2016 02:39 PM
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